So I moved my second desktop computer from downstairs to upstairs and bought a wireless adapter so I could tap into the wireless router that my laptop is successfully using:
Downloaded + installed the latest Windows 7 drivers yet could not get the device enabled in Network sharing center in control panel, called the product help line and the guy seemed bad and just wanted to RMA it, device manager said it was working fine...
Then I bough a USB wireless connector:
Downloaded + installed the latest Windows 7 drivers. This one could enable fine but could not detect any wireless networks (my laptop will detect my router downstairs plus about 5 others in my neighborhood)?
Phoned the product help line again, the guy checked a bunch of obvious stuff like device manager then said he had no clue?
Any suggestions? Not sure what to try next?